out of 10
There's lots to commend Dwfach [sp.? - the slate on the door says Dwyfach] for. The cottage is as described; the hosts are literally next door, available and helpful; parking is easy; the kitchen is well-equipped; it's mostly very quiet. Don't get me wrong - we DON'T regret booking, we DID enjoy our week there, and a number of things I'm about to mention wouldn't matter to most people.
BUT... reevoo ask you a simple Yes/No question: would you "recommend" it? In those black&white terms, I have to say No. Why?
First and foremost, the sleeping arrangements. The mattresses in both downstairs bedrooms need replacing. The bed in the upstairs room was apparently very comfortable, but make sure you're fully awake before trying to dodge the roof beams getting in/out. Sore hips (downstairs sleepers) and shoulders (upstairs resident) were a feature of our week.
Second was the water supply; the one toilet in the cottage (in the bathroom) takes an age to fill enough to reflush. We had intermittent issues with pressure & heat, but on two days only, so that may have been a grid issue rather than the cottage's own feed. Either way, you don't want it on your one week's holiday!
After that, it was just personal preference stuff. Please take as accurate the advice that the cottage really is only for five, despite 2 double and 1 twin room. We were five, but with the youngest being a teenager, it was a squeeze on that settee, and a pain moving the kitchen table in and out for every meal.
Absolutely no mobile signal (nor wifi) may be desirable for many, but would have been a booking killer if I had known beforehand, as I was supposed to be on-call all week.
The hotel next door is expensive for meals. There is nothing else within walking distance if any of your party is less than fully fit (one of ours is a blue-badge holder).
The farm track behind the cottage looks in straight through both bedroom windows; the amount of vehicle and foot traffic mean it's curtains permanently closed to maintain privacy.
There are other bits and pieces that could be improved on, but reviews like this always read TOO negatively, so I'll stop here. I'm not trying to do the place down; I just want to let people know what to expect on matters that the sales blurb never mentions!
Again, to be clear, we don't regret our week. We did enjoy it. The cottage IS accurately described, has plenty of character, and according to the visitor book was loved by many who went before us. We did mention a couple of things to the owners, who were instantly on the case and obviously care a lot. But next time we holiday in the area, it won't be here. Sorry.